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AARON SNYDER: Ashland LL All-Stars off to hot start  The Independent

It's early, but so far, so good for Ashland Little League, which is 2 for 2 in producing district champions to this point. The Ashland Senior Leaguers toppled ...



Greenup special needs students visit Prom-N-Aide  The Independent

ASHLAND Prom-N-Aide excitement continued on Tuesday as special needs students from Greenup County High School made a trip to The Dressing Room in ...



This Week in the Tri-State | News  The Independent

Today. 1 p.m. — Ashland Table Tennis Club, Kyova Mall, U.S. 60, Cannonsburg. 5 p.m. — International Folklanders Dance Group, Folk Dance House, ...



Ashland steel mill's closing more sad than surprising  Kentucky Today

ASHLAND, Ky. (KT) – The shuttering of the AK Steel mill in Ashland wasn't surprising, it was personal. For nearly 100 years, the steel mill in Ashland – called ...



Police increase traffic safety checkpoints  The Independent

ASHLAND– As the Memorial Day holiday approaches the Ashland Police Department is reminding motorists to use their seat belts because stepped up ...



16th Region Tennis — No match for champs: Pair of Ashland duos, Clarke, Hill triumphant  The Independent

ASHLAND Reed Daniel's stomach was in knots. The pressures of carrying on a family legacy can do that.



Blanton, Devils blow by Ashland | Sports  The Independent

RUSSELL Daniel Blanton had never earned a victory for Russell before Friday night, but it wasn't because he hasn't pitched well.



APD officer hospitalized for possible drug exposure  The Independent

ASHLAND An Ashland police officer was hospitalized for possible drug exposure following an arrest early Wednesday morning.



Iron Ore Hiking Trail making progress  The Independent

SUMMIT Kenny Messer is blazing away at the Armco Park Iron Ore Hiking Trail.



Ashland revisits curbside recycling | News  The Independent

ASHLAND – The Ashland Board of Commissioners has decided to revisit the issue of whether the city can carry out curbside recycling for residents in a ...



East trumps West in annual Senior Bowl | Sports  The Independent

GRAYSON There was a Russell quarterback throwing a touchdown to a Greenup County receiver. There was a West Carter graduate adorned in a red jersey ...



Johnson, fans relish 'great memories' (with video) | Sports  The Independent

ASHLAND Rapid Fired Pizza promises to hand you a *fresh* pie less than 180 seconds following the completion of your order.



16th Region softball: 'No dominant force' in field  The Independent

CANNONSBURG When Montana Fouts left Grayson for Tuscaloosa, East Carter was supposed to go away.



Floodwaters rising; roads closed across the Tri-State  The Independent

Floodwaters were rising throughout Boyd, Greenup and Carter counties today, closing some roadways following persistent, heavy rains that started late Tuesday ...



Rocky Adkins: campaign momentum building  The Independent

Sandy Hook's own, Rocky Adkins, said this week he's observing a groundswell of support in his campaign for governor as the Democratic primary quickly ...



Seeing Ashland as a city of art  The Independent

P.J. Campbell sees the Ashland area as an artist's paradise.



Man arrested as suspect in credit union robbery  The Independent

ASHLAND – A man arrested over the weekend in the robbery of a local credit union previously was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for the robbery of a bank in ...



Donations needed for #RACK  The Independent

LOUISA Lea Ann Gollihue is attempting to pull off the biggest #RACK to date, helping those at the Karen's Place Maternity Center.



Class A, Region 7 Track & Field: Plenty of Perry  The Independent

OWINGSVILLE It finally happened. The Morgan County's girls track team at last captured a Class A, Region 7 team title on Saturday. The Lady Cougars edged ...



Lake takes deputy coroner position  The Independent

CATLETTSBURG – Boyd County swore in the first woman to serve as deputy coroner on March 1 and she's motivated to get to work.



Fire training held in Grayson  The Independent

GRAYSON A live fire training class was conducted on Saturday, educating young firefighters and students from Grayson, England Hill, Olive Hill, and Wurtland.



AMS to showcase technology winnings  The Independent

ASHLAND There's a little slice of technology nirvana at Ashland Middle School these days. Actually, it's a great big slice — $170,000 worth of new hardware, ...



Two arrested for promoting contraband at Summit prison  The Independent

SUMMIT Two individuals have been charged with promoting contraband including alcohol and cell phones at the Federal Correctional Institute in Summit.



62nd, 61st District Tournament brackets set | Sports  The Independent

OLIVE HILL The 62nd District boys and girls basketball tournaments are scheduled for the week of Feb. 18 at West Carter High School.



2018-19 H.S. Boys Basketball Preview Cover Story — Spencer's Gifts: Elliott County guard back to wrap up career in style  The Independent

Korbin Spencer and Greg Adkins didn't buy into Thomas Wolfe's line of thinking.



City examines animal welfare rules  The Independent

ASHLAND – The Ashland Board of Commissioners examined the city's ordinance on animal welfare, discussing tethering, shelter, and care of pets in municipal ...



Going for baroque: All-volunteer “Messiah” cast to perform  The Independent

RUSSELL A handful of soloists, an orchestra of mostly students, and a chorus of volunteers will tackle Handel's classic oratorio “Messiah” next month in a ...



Grayson Rural Electric rates going up; audit of cooperative's management practices ordered  The Independent

GRAYSON Electric rates will be going up for customers of Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative and the Kentucky Public *Service* Commission has ordered an ...



Ashland man arrested on 64 counts of child pornography charges  The Independent

ASHLAND – A 23-year-old Ashland man was arrested on child pornography charges Monday.



'Cats can't be caught: Ashland downs Rowan, 34-6  The Independent

ASHLAND Ashland's all-time yardage leader had plenty of teammates to eat up real estate on Friday night.



Joe Burchett case dismissed in Rowan County  The Independent

A misdemeanor criminal case filed against former Boyd County Jailer Joe Burchett has been dismissed.



LEANNE MCCRATE: Instilling healthy lifestyles in children | News  The Independent

Dear Dietitian: My son is in the fourth grade and is beginning to form unhealthy eating habits. He eats junk food while sitting in front of the computer. He is.



Ramey-Estep seeking foster parents  The Independent

ASHLAND There is a critical need for local foster parents with loving homes.



Firefighter families celebrate 2018  The Independent

ASHLAND --Firefighters from the Ashland Fire Department hold their babies born in 2018.



Bridge repair start date now Saturday  The Independent

ASHLAND The 12th Street (US 60) Ohio River bridge in downtown Ashland will close for repairs beginning Saturday, Sept. 8, and all traffic will detour to the ...



Man sought in Greenup County shooting  The Independent

GREENUP -- Authorities are searching for a man they say shot his girlfriend during a domestic dispute early Sunday morning in Greenup County.



Boyd County catches breath, Comets | Sports | dailyindependent.com  The Independent

SUMMIT West Carter proved it can play the same racehorse, get-after-it brand of basketball as defending 16th Region champion Boyd County.



Winners! Ashland Middle School takes top tech prize  The Independent

Ashland Middle School's team of technology students has won one of three top prizes in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, according to school ...



Boyd drives for five: Lady Lions execute 3-2 comeback over Fairview  The Independent

CANNONSBURG During virtually every timeout, the gym went completely silent, but Boyd County coach Katee Neltner was not.



Old books from the old school Volumes from Putnam, Coles up for giveaway  The Independent

ASHLAND They smell musty, their dust covers are missing, faded or torn, their pages are dogeared and in some cases held together with masking tape.



Adkins receiving statewide support | News  The Independent

Gubernatorial candidate Rocky Adkins said he's very encouraged by support he's receiving from potential voters across the Commonwealth.



Ashland's Booker T. Washington School remembered with murals  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ASHLAND - Bernice Henry used to get on a bus in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, to go to school at Ashland's Booker T. Washington School.



Recycling program tabled  The Independent

ASHLAND Results from a recent curbside recycling survey administered by the City of Ashland show that 79 percent of respondents would be interested in ...



College offers pour in for stars  Huntington Herald Dispatch

College athletic programs are making scholarship offers to Tri-State high school athletes at a staggering rate.



Ashland Fire Department reports  The Independent

Aug. 28 to Sept. 6: Fires/Alarms: Aug. 29: 3101 Winchester Ave. for a fire alarm activation. Crews investigated and found alarm due to cooking smoke in 2nd floor ...



Members Choice names 2018 scholarship winners | News  The Independent

Ashland Members Choice Credit Union recently awarded ten scholarships to help student member-owners meet higher education goals.



"Take our town back" — East Ashland, police partner on crime prevention  The Independent

East Ashland resident Mollie Hood was taking her trash out one recent morning when she came face to face with a man high on drugs.



Elks continue the Thanksgiving tradition  The Independent

ASHLAND – More than 1000 pounds of turkey were served to families on Thanksgiving Day, all thanks to one dedicated group.



Ky. poverty rate persists  The Independent

FRANKFORT — Kentucky's improving economy, like the national economy, is lowering the poverty rate in the commonwealth.



UWNEK launches new campaign  The Independent

The United Way of Northeast Kentucky -- a key driver in assistance offered to those most in need in the Tri-State -- kicked off its new fundraising campaign for ...



MIKE JAMES: Smile if you can | Opinion  The Independent

To see it on the shelf, you wouldn't think it was an instrument of torture.



Coming Up  The Independent

VISUAL ARTS. THE CLAY CENTER for the ARTS and SCIENCES. n Through July — Marshall University Collaborative Exhibition: Re-Collection. The Clay ...



Patricia Bennett named publisher of The Daily Independent  The Independent

ASHLAND -- Patricia A. Bennett, a veteran newspaper advertising executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Independent and its affiliated ...



Old Fields Flowers building demolished  The Independent

ASHLAND The building that housed Fields Flowers for around 40 years came tumbling town Tuesday evening.



Amy for Africa buys land to expand school in Uganda  The Independent

ASHLAND Following many prayers and generous donations Amy for Africa was able to complete the purchase of land in Uganda last month that will be used to ...



Unemployment rates in FIVCO counties remain above average  The Independent

Counties in the FIVCO area development district are among those with the highest unemployment rates in the state.



Halftime Prep Talk: Russell (T.J. Maynard, Reed Galloway)  The Independent

HTPT from Russell High School, where the crew talks legendary coaches, game balls, game of the week and more. Red Devils coach T.J. Maynard and senior ...



Eastern KY Red Cross gets emergency response vehicle  The Independent

ASHLAND The Eastern Kentucky Red Cross Chapter now has its very own emergency response vehicle.



APD arrests 4 on possession of heroin charges  The Independent

ASHLAND Ashland police arrested four on drug charges in the 2800 block of Winchester Ave. Tuesday night during an incident in which officers seized a large ...



Art to benefit veterans in Boyd, Greenup counties  The Independent

Like most discarded metal, used license plates are typically sent to the scrap yard. 'Dead' license plates, those that are discarded when a vehicle itself is either ...



Search for missing man in Carter County continues  The Independent

The search for a Wheeling, West Virginia man who went missing Monday night at the Grayson Lake Marina continued Wednesday as volunteers from Carter, ...



Health Commissioner visits Ashland-Boyd County Health Department  The Independent

ASHLAND Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jeffrey Howard made a stop at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department on Tuesday ...



Wanna be Tiger? Here's the catch: McClurg goes from LCA to Paintsville, QB to primarily receiver  The Independent

Josh McClurg is challenging the phrase, “It's better to give than receive.”



Catlettsburg considers interim mayor  The Independent

The office of the Mayor of the City of Catlettsburg is vacant for now.



State cross country — Still two strong: Boyd boys, Morgan's Perry runner-up in state  The Independent

LEXINGTON Two tough. Area runners made their mark at the KHSAA Cross Country State Championships with two runner-up performances Saturday at soggy ...



Teacher's gesture helps student through rough time  The Independent

FLATWOODS When Ashley Keeton's long dark hair started to fall out in the spring of her junior year, she spent a lot of time crying.



ACTC announces president finalists  The Independent

VERSAILLES Three highly-placed community college officials, including one with ties to Ashland Community and Technical College, are on the short list for ...



CIT semifinals — Herd amps it up vs. Hampton: Burks provides late boost, Marshall moves on to finals  The Independent

HUNTINGTON C.J. Burks played only 22 minutes on Tuesday night because of foul trouble.



Ashland hires superintendent UPDATED  The Independent

ASHLAND A former Russell assistant superintendent will be the next superintendent of Ashland schools.



KES tax incentive gets early nod  The Independent

The state of Kentucky gave preliminary approval for a $1.5 million tax incentive package for a potential purchaser of the Kentucky Electric Steel plant in Boyd ...



Free trees available Saturday in Ashland  The Independent

ASHLAND In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Kentucky Power is giving away thousands of low-growth tree saplings to customers on Saturday.



Blazer students put on father daughter dance | News  The Independent

ASHLAND Three Ashland High School students are working hard planning a Tri-State Father Daughter Dance set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Ashland High ...



Lock, block, barrel: Focused Carrico rejects punt, busts loose for long TD to lift Ironton  The Independent

RUSSELL It's more than a mascot name to Reid Carrico. He knew it meant more from the time he was an aspiring Ironton player looking up to his brother and.



Fire consumes Westwood home  The Independent

WESTWOOD A raging blaze, complicated by explosions of ammunition, destroyed a Westwood home Wednesday, injuring no one but killing a family pet.



Fixes imminent for Ashland recycling site  The Independent

The city of Ashland is taking action to improve the municipality's designated area where residents can bring recyclable materials.



Grayson man charged with animal cruelty, county cutting costs to house animals  The Independent

GRAYSON A Grayson man is charged with hundreds of counts of animal cruelty and had many of his animals seized. Now county officials are saying the cost of ...



A hero no longer forgotten  The Independent

ASHLAND An all but forgotten hero finally resumes his place in the spotlight with the publication of a new biography by the Jesse Stuart Foundation.



Hot Reads — Without Withrow: Bath moves on in absence of community sports icon  The Independent

OWINGSVILLE This fall, Bath County is looking for a breakout football season like the one Robert Withrow captained the Wildcats to in 1982.



Three generations of Tomcat Cheerleaders  The Independent

ASHLAND Narda Jo Ingram is passing an intangible but familiar heritage to her descendants: a love of sports, especially cheerleading.



Time's up for Tackett: Coach retires after six seasons as Greenup County's boys basketball coach  The Independent

When Harold Tackett became Greenup County's seventh boys basketball coach in six calendar years, he vowed to anyone who'd listen a promise of stability.



Fine art auction fundraiser upcoming at HMA  The Independent

HUNTINGTON The Huntington Museum of Art will host a fine art auction from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21, with a preview from 1 to 2 p.m., featuring more than.



Somerset psychologist shares message of hope in face of cancer diagnosis  Commonwealth Journal's History

Doug Lemon, Psy. D., did everything he was supposed to, not only because it was the healthy thing to do but it was also the right thing to do because of his job.



Champions of the Sparkle Effect  The Independent

CANNONSBURG — There was a little more sparkle on the sidelines at the Boyd County High School football game on Friday than fans may typically see from ...



Poised to make noise: Local tennis players aim high in Lexington  The Independent

Ashland-area tennis is positioned for one of its best showings at the KHSAA Championships.



A full slate of Labor Day events ahead  The Independent

ASHLAND Despite heavy rains expected this weekend, the weather is likely to dry up for Labor Day festivities.



Suicides increasing in Boyd County  The Independent

More suicides were reported in Boyd County in the first three months of the year than in all of 2017.



Chase the 'Cat: Middle child Villers at center of Ashland's success  The Independent

ASHLAND He's the middle son of the Villers boys, and he wouldn't have it any other way.



Ashland police arrest five on drug charges  The Independent

ASHLAND The Ashland Police Department has made a number of arrests this week.



Restaurateur remembered for caring nature  The Independent

ASHLAND Mary Justice's family will always hold onto their many memories of her, but one in particular appears to stand out the most—her love for people.



Judge questions jail's procedure following mistaken release of inmate  The Independent

CATLETTSBURG A sergeant at the Boyd County Detention Center appeared in court to provide some answers for the mistaken release of an inmate on July 2.



Pilot that crashed over Ashland went on to fly in historic World War II battles  The Independent

Eighty-three years ago, a pilot flying a Marine Helldiver made an unexpected crash-landing in Ashland. The Daily Independent's coverage of the incident is now ...



A Winter Wonderland in Ashland  The Independent

The special nature of the Ashland community was on bright display Monday night as 850000 newly lit Christmas lights illuminated a chilly evening at Central ...



Boyd has just the Manning for the job | Sports  The Independent

David Manning isn't one for wasting time. Boyd County's new football coach is eager to “hit the ground running,” according to Pete Fraley, the school's athletic ...



Andy Beshear announced his run for governor Monday in Ashland  The Independent

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Former Ashland stars indicted in assault case  Huntington Herald Dispatch

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Two former Ashland High School football stars are among seven current and former Western Kentucky University players indicted ...



Ashland's O'Nan knows all about string music  The Independent

ASHLAND You want to stump Lydia O'Nan, ask her what her favorite activity is.



Cooksey Clash: Son rises to occasion, guides Eagles over father's Flyers  The Independent

WESTWOOD If the sights and sounds seemed similar on each side of a packed George Cooke Memorial Gym, you weren't alone.



Tomcats seek another shot at 16th Region title  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Nearly every team in Boyd, Greenup and Lawrence counties suffered heavy graduation losses, but several outstanding players return, giving fans something to ...



Prep Notebook: Huntington High basketball loses 2 starters | High  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Huntington High School's boys basketball team appears to have lost 40 percent of its anticipated starting lineup this summer.



Deputies make drug arrest outside courthouse  The Independent

CATLETTSBURG. Boyd County Sheriff's Deputies recently arrested a man on drug charges in an incident that unfolded near the Judicial Center in Catlettsburg, ...



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